National Cuban Sandwich Day or Cuban Sandwich Day is celebrated on August 23 of every year. The day is observed to commemorate the traditional pressed Cuban sandwich or Cuban mix and its other variants. Now yet another day for the foodie lovers to enjoy the delicious sandwich. Save the date if you hadn’t tried this sandwich earlier. National Cuban Sandwich Day is the perfect day to fill up your mouth with this tasty and delightful dish.
“The most appealing thing to me about food is combining and layering flavours, tastes, and textures. So the perfect sandwich has to be toasted. It has to have Emmenthal Swiss cheese and a combination of sweet and savory – some cranberry or fig thing happening – with different kinds of meats like Black Forest ham and roast beef.” – Kyle MacLachlan
History of National Cuban Sandwich Day
The history and origin of the National Cuban Sandwich Day are unknown. However, the Cuban sandwich has a long history. The Cuban sandwich is a variety of a ham and cheese sandwich. The sandwich has originated between the late 1800s and early 1900s in two early immigrant communities in Florida called cafes catering to Cuban workers in Key West and Ybor City in Tampa. It has then spread from there to other parts of the world and is now included as a restaurant menu. The Cuban sandwich is prepared with ham, roasted pork, thinly sliced dill pickles, mustard, Swiss cheese, and Genoa salami on the Cuban bread. The other names for the Cuban Sandwich include Cuban mix, a mixto, a Cuban pressed sandwich, or a Cubano. The Tampa City Council in 2012 has designated the “Historic Tampa Cuban Sandwich” as the “signature sandwich of the city of Tampa.” The name Cuban sandwich came after the immigrants from Cuba had settled in Ybor City.
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How to Celebrate National Cuban Sandwich Day
Celebrating the National Cuban Sandwich Day is quite easy as you can reach out any sandwich spot and buy for yourself. You can even buy it for your friends or family as to best celebrate this day. Post your National Cuban Sandwich Day celebrations on the social media using the hashtag #NationalCubanSandwichDay or #CubanSandwichDay.